John E. Stewart

John E. Stewart, 67, of Cobden, died at 11:20 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at his home in Cobden.

He was born on May 21, 1950, in Anna, the son of Charles and Veda Bryant Stewart.

He married Midge Middleton on Nov. 8, 1991, in Murphysboro.

He is survived by his wife, Midge Stewart of Cobden; a son, Brian (Tina) Stewart of Murhpysboro; a daughter, Heather Stewart of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a grandson, Adam Stewart; three stepchildren; nine step-grandchildren; four brothers, Jerry (Bonnie) Holman of Cobden, Charlie (Cheryl) Stewart of Cobden, Roger (Maryann) Stewart of Anna and David (Cheryl) Stewart of Cobden; one sister, Kathie (Ron) Jensen of Marion.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was an avid fisherman. He attended the Anna First Baptist Church. He worked at the Union County Courthouse for 20 years before retiring.

Funeral services for John Stewart were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden, with the Rev. Les Sinks officiating. Interment was in the Cobden City Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to Celtic Hospice or to Anna First Baptist Church.

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Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden was in charge of arrangements.

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